The Parliamentary and Presidential Elections of December 7th (2004)
Candidates, Campaigns and Results in the Bulsa District
Election of Parliamentary Candidates within the Parties
Between April and December 2004 the political parties met to nominate their parliamentary candidates for the forthcoming elections.
April 6th: (GHP) Mr Theodore Ayaric, an accountant at the Upper East Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) was elected Parliamentary Candidate for the Bulsa South Constituency on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Fumbisi. He polled 32 votes to beat Mr Basko Kante, a deputy Minister in the Third Republic, who got 18 votes... At the end of the election, the two contestants embraced each other, pledging to work together to bring victory to the party... Mr Ayaric said that if given the mandate, he would work towards making the Fumbisi valley one of the largest rice growing areas in Ghana through collaborations with local and foreign investors...
July 15th: NDC candidates for the Builsa North Constituency were Mr Timothy Atabodaley from Wiaga-Chiok and Mr Syme from Siniensi. At the meeting of the Bulsa NDC members Mr Timothy won by 79 votes against 58 votes for Mr Syme.
August 25th: PNC delegates met to elect their M.P. candidate. Mr. Thomas Akum-yong (Akum Young) won by 89 votes against 42 votes for Lawyer Amoak.
October - November: As part of the election campaign for the December 7th parliamentary and presidential election several politicians of high rank visited the Bulsa area: Vice-President Alhaji Aliu Mahama (June 5), Prof. John E. Atta Mills (NDC, July 11), President J.A. Kufuor (NPP, Oct 10), Dr. Edward Mahama (PNC, Nov 3), Vice-President Alhaji Aliu Mahama (Nov. 15), Prof. John E. Atta Mills and the former President J.J. Rawlings (NDC, Nov 20).
Builsa North Candidate Party Vote Count Vote %
Ms Agnes Chigabatia NPP 6160 33,7
Timothy Atabodaley NDC 6147 33.6
Akum Young Thomas PNC 5657 31
Ms Grace Abaayiak CPP 309 1.7
Builsa South Abolimbisa Akantagriwen NDC 4820 44
Theodore Ayaric NPP 3413 31.2
Achianah Amoabil PNC 2631 24
Daniel Collins CPP 83 0.8
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS (Valid votes: 17930, rejected votes: 0)
Builsa North Pres. Candidate Party Vote Count Vote %
John Atta Mills NDC 7913 44.1
John Agyekum Kufuor NPP 5732 32
Edward Mahama Grand Coalition 3841 21.4
George Aggudey CPP 444 2.5
Builsa South (Valid votes: 10906, rejected votes: 0)
John Atta Mills NDC 5254 48.2
John Agyekum Kufuor NPP 3057 28
Edward Mahama Grand Coalition 2477 22.7
George Aggudey CPP 118 1.1
Ms Agnes Chigabatia (NPP) and Abolimbisa Akantagriwen (NDC) will represent the Bulsa in the new parliament. The former president John Agyekum Kufuor was reelected President of the Republic of Ghana.